What is CarShare And The New CareSharing Association - Car Share

The New Car Sharing Association

Carshare along with several other organizations in the car sharing industry have formed an association called the CarSharing Association (CSA).

The newly formed organization intends to be the leaders in the car sharing industry and will focus on environmental impacts along with social impacts, responsibility, education, research and ethical practices.

Car-sharing organizations are different than a rental car agency in that the carshare members pay a fee by the hour that includes the cost of gas, insurance, parking and maintenance.

CarSharing Association CSA members adhere to a strict code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for carsharing.

CarSharing Association

The new carsharing industry organizations are a transit oriented program that encourage rideshare, carpool, walking, bicycling and bus transit.

Car sharing organizations have been formed around the world. With growing numbers in places like  Sao Paolo, Brazil an Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Australia and Canada. The CSA - CarSharing Association was formed with the participation of 18 of these car sharing organizations. 

For those who need the use of a car or auto but are unable to afford a vehicle of their own for transportation then this could become a very valuable source for carpooling or car sharing in a community near you.

The price of insurance, gas, maintenance for a vehicle can often be to much for the average person who only really needs the use of a car for traveling back and forth to work or for special errands that that require the use of a vehicle.

Public transportation is also a great means of commuting which not only saves on the pocket book but is also an environmentally friendly way of doing your part to reduce traffic and save on the amount of fuel this world is consuming in vehicles today.

Hybrid Cars and Buses

Hybrid automobiles are vehicles and buses that use 2 or more sources of power to move the vehicle. Generally electric and gas or diesel are combined as an energy efficient mode of operating some of the newest automobiles today.

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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

"Car-sharing organizations are different than a rental car agency in that the carshare members pay a fee by the hour that includes the cost of gas, insurance, parking and maintenance."

I like this idea! Thanks for this hub.


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WoodsmensPost 5 years ago from Arizona Author

Thanks Genna East - The CarSharing Association is alive and here to stay for the future. Possibly there is already an organization active in a city near you. This also could be a option when traveling as a member it could be a less expensive way to get from point A to point B rather than renting a car or taxi.

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